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Gene Sperling, Leading NEC Director Candidate, Made Millions On Wall Street As Economy Tanked

Gene Sperling, Leading NEC Director Candidate, Made Millions On Wall Street As Economy Tanked

Commented Dec 22, 2010 at 22:03:16 in Business

“A couple points of contention to the weak article:

1. "a leading contender for a top economic post in the White House, made millions on Wall Street even as the economy faltered"
- I'm sorry, what's wrong with profiting from getting it right?

2. "during Sperling's own tenure as NEC director, Congress repealed the Glass-Steagall Act, prompting a rule-easing that allowed Citigroup to become the world's largest financial services company... Citigroup later required a $45 billion taxpayer bailout."
- That's a weak connection at best, Citigroup required a bailout for many reasons (mainly Merril).

How about printing facts instead of conjecture.”

rich-james on Dec 22, 2010 at 22:43:25

“What exactly did Sperling get right?”

Foodgrade on Dec 22, 2010 at 22:42:41

“How about commenting about facts instead of agenda? The creep is just another thief.”

100eight on Dec 22, 2010 at 22:33:10

“Sadly your points are even weaker.
1.When the deck is stacked in your favor - lack of regulation and new chips brought in at taxpayer's expense to start again to screw up allover again - WRONG!
2. Sub prime loans - did you ever hear of those?
How about commenting about facts instead of conjecture.”

dbg2 on Dec 22, 2010 at 22:31:27

“Ok you seem to know so much about gGene, so exactly what did he do to earn 1500 dollars an hour.
On 1/03/2008 what did he do to make his first 12,000 dollar pay day. Just facts please.”
Japan Earthquake 2010: Strong Quake Prompts Tsunami Warning

Japan Earthquake 2010: Strong Quake Prompts Tsunami Warning

Commented Dec 22, 2010 at 04:04:18 in World

“800 quadillion... seriously, where did you go to school.

I have to admit, you are great for a laugh or two.”
Japan Earthquake 2010: Strong Quake Prompts Tsunami Warning

Japan Earthquake 2010: Strong Quake Prompts Tsunami Warning

Commented Dec 22, 2010 at 04:02:05 in World

“letsmakesense said building, not specified as skyscraper.”
Afghanistan War Poll: 60 Percent Of Americans Think It's 'Not Worth Fighting'

Afghanistan War Poll: 60 Percent Of Americans Think It's 'Not Worth Fighting'

Commented Dec 21, 2010 at 21:54:41 in Politics

“If you need a definition of Socialism, try living in Sweden, Belgium or the like. Not bad, I might add if you don't mind the 51% income tax.

As a waste of time, but let me broaden your horizons:
1933 - 1945 Germany: Nazism (branch of Fascism).
1917 - 1991 Soviet Union: Communism (more akin though to Totalitarianism).

Do yourself a favour and pick up a book or two without the pretty pictures. You'll find all kinds of "-isms" and note they are different.”
Japan Earthquake 2010: Strong Quake Prompts Tsunami Warning

Japan Earthquake 2010: Strong Quake Prompts Tsunami Warning

Commented Dec 21, 2010 at 20:13:35 in World

“Really... considering lunar eclipses happen twice a year that's a bit of a stretch.

Katrina?? seriously, at what point during the hurricanes lifecycle?”

himaui on Dec 22, 2010 at 01:40:10

“really. you're right, we usually have 2 lunar eclipses per year, but they are never in the same constellation/space each time. the last time we had a lunar eclipse on the solstice was at least 300+ years ago.

yes, seriously, katrina-esque according to some astrologists out there (not me).

don't get your question about hurricane's lifecycle.”
Japan Earthquake 2010: Strong Quake Prompts Tsunami Warning

Japan Earthquake 2010: Strong Quake Prompts Tsunami Warning

Commented Dec 21, 2010 at 20:09:29 in World

“We'd much rather you buy our products to help the economy. :)”
Japan Earthquake 2010: Strong Quake Prompts Tsunami Warning

Japan Earthquake 2010: Strong Quake Prompts Tsunami Warning

Commented Dec 21, 2010 at 20:08:09 in World

“Or could be that you didn't see NHK in the article, you can't read japanese or you weren't awake to see it flash across the sceeen.

Take your pick.”
Japan Earthquake 2010: Strong Quake Prompts Tsunami Warning

Japan Earthquake 2010: Strong Quake Prompts Tsunami Warning

Commented Dec 21, 2010 at 20:05:47 in World

“Hahaha, I love you guys. It's like you stopped learning math at the junior high level. Ever heard of something called numerical analysis or number approximation.”

letsmakesense on Dec 21, 2010 at 21:27:37

“Never in history had a steel framed building collapsed due to fire until Sept, 1st, 2001.
Steel buildings 100 years=36,525 days.
Odds of a steel framed building collapsing due to fire= 39525 to one.
Odds of three steel framed buildings collapsing on same day = one billion to one.
Modern Aviation 80 years.
1000's of crashes. Never until911 had a black box not been recovered or damaged. On 911 this happened 8 times. There aren't enough grains of sand to express these odds. If it happened only 3 tmes it's 800 quadrillion to one. Wake up.”
Man With A Loaded Gun Boards Plane In Houston (VIDEO)

Man With A Loaded Gun Boards Plane In Houston (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 20, 2010 at 22:24:13 in Travel

“If the screening job was that important, they would raise the salary to attract better staff.”

slippery pete on Dec 20, 2010 at 23:30:53

“Their purpose isn't to screen, it is to keep fear alive.”
Sarah Palin Attacks Obama, Claims 'Double Standard' In 'GMA' Interview (VIDEO)

Sarah Palin Attacks Obama, Claims 'Double Standard' In 'GMA' Interview (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 17, 2010 at 11:54:45 in Politics

“Please run. If there is a just world, please run!

That would be less than four years of pure comedy.”
Bruce Boudreau F-Bomb Speech: Capitals Coach Makes Angry Rant In HBO Special (VIDEO)

Bruce Boudreau F-Bomb Speech: Capitals Coach Makes Angry Rant In HBO Special (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 16, 2010 at 23:48:58 in Sports

“Why is it every time the Caps are mentioned someone has to bring up Cindy and the girls.”

thelazypaperboy on Dec 17, 2010 at 02:32:09

“Stanley Cups? Duh.”
Tax Bill: Now It's The Tea Party's Turn

Tax Bill: Now It's The Tea Party's Turn

Commented Dec 16, 2010 at 23:40:42 in Politics

“I know I'm wasting my time posting this but, a heads up on higher level finance. Hedge funds act as a correction force within the market. In layman's terms, think of it as a wolf (the hedge fund) killing off sick animals (distressed, mismanaged or mispriced companies).”
Tax Bill: Now It's The Tea Party's Turn

Tax Bill: Now It's The Tea Party's Turn

Commented Dec 16, 2010 at 23:31:48 in Politics

“Do you have a cohesive argument, or do you just like pulling numbers out of thin air, using bold lettering and all-caps?”
Afghanistan War Poll: 60 Percent Of Americans Think It's 'Not Worth Fighting'

Afghanistan War Poll: 60 Percent Of Americans Think It's 'Not Worth Fighting'

Commented Dec 16, 2010 at 06:47:02 in Politics

“Most Americans couldn't find Afghanistan on a map.
Most Americans think Obama is a Socialist (that one's rich).
Most Americans (Insert comment here).

Should a poll really have that much bearing on foreign policy?”

GenosseJoe on Dec 16, 2010 at 06:57:51

“Obama is a Socialist by definition.

Desire to "spread the wealth" clearly stated by Obama is the trademark of the Socialism of all shapes and forms from its German version of 1933-1945 to its Soviet version of 1917-1991.

As to Afghanistan.
How can you define the victory there in the country stuck in a tribal pre-state condition of 10th century?

The best we could hope for is a collection of tribal chiefs bribed just good enough to mind their own business while very small CIA and special ops contingent hits Al-Qaeda whenever it pops up.

Bush had that achieved right before Obama had decided to make it into a full blown war of his choice.”

Stuzzadelic on Dec 16, 2010 at 06:57:00

“Exactly, if there's left-wing extremist Muslim-Socialists out there, Obama is one of them.”
White House, Senate Dems Unload On DeMint Over START Demands

White House, Senate Dems Unload On DeMint Over START Demands

Commented Dec 15, 2010 at 22:46:11 in Politics

“Confederate? What colour is the sky in your world?

If you want to see real slaves, try making a trip to some war torn regions in Africa, the Middle East or South East Asia.

Stopping believing the junk they feed you in the U.S.”
White House, Senate Dems Unload On DeMint Over START Demands

White House, Senate Dems Unload On DeMint Over START Demands

Commented Dec 15, 2010 at 22:38:58 in Politics

“Functioning?? haha

Yeah, I forgot we still owned some slaves out back.”

SDB2 on Dec 15, 2010 at 22:51:36

“You are being inconsistent you refer to slaves out back but you also refer to the US as though you don't live there.”

SDB2 on Dec 15, 2010 at 22:49:57

“Besides the whole "Limited Government" arguement shutting down the ability of a government to do its job could be seen in the Confederate Senate at the time

When Reconstruction was prematurely ended due to an agreement related to the complicated series of events that resulted in the election of Rutherford "President Who Now?" Hayes, the south brought their limited government argument back to the DC senate, where it continues to be brought up to this day.”

SDB2 on Dec 15, 2010 at 22:41:50

“Don't blame me for the Plantation owner fetish for mideval style systems of governing.”

SDB2 on Dec 15, 2010 at 22:40:36

“Don't give me that confederate exceptionalism crap.”
White House, Senate Dems Unload On DeMint Over START Demands

White House, Senate Dems Unload On DeMint Over START Demands

Commented Dec 15, 2010 at 21:33:31 in Politics

“What does being from the South have to do with anything?”

SDB2 on Dec 15, 2010 at 21:53:52

“Differences in between a modern functioning government and a Plantation Dynasty Owned Agrarian Fiefdom idea of government, mainly.”
White House, Senate Dems Unload On DeMint Over START Demands

White House, Senate Dems Unload On DeMint Over START Demands

Commented Dec 15, 2010 at 21:32:24 in Politics

“Why do people support/vote for either party?”
David Chang On American Cuisine, Vanishing Seafood, Cooking At Home & Seasoning Properly

David Chang On American Cuisine, Vanishing Seafood, Cooking At Home & Seasoning Properly

Commented Dec 14, 2010 at 09:49:45 in Home

“Wow, you got us. We just love eating up all the fish in the world, or at least before the U.S. and the Chinese pollute the worlds water supplies.

Yeah, we care nothing for sustainability, that's why the average U.S. person drives a SUV and we either take the train, or drive small hybrids.

Typical American. Why don't you try to do something about your own problems before lamenting about others'.”

BillBadger on Dec 14, 2010 at 10:57:23

“I think that is beneficial for cultures to ridicule each other, especially in areas where there are devastating irreversable consequences. And all of this bla, bla, bla cultural heritage is a bunch of phoney huey if you don'e really plan on handing this on to the next generation.”